Friday, November 20, 2020

Shoot the Moon with Spawning Suspicion entries


All righty peeps! Today is the very last day of the Spawning Suspicion Great Escapes Virtual Book Tour so anytime before midnight EST today, Nov 20, you have the opportunity to "Shoot the Moon" atball the different blog sites on the tour. The exact link for each post will take you to the content you need. Good luck and I hope you win one of the two print books of my latest culinary cozy!

Just in case you can't wait... here are the buy links for this book: 

eBook: KindleKindleCANookKoboiBooks

Print Book: AmazonBarnes & NobleIndieBoundBooks a MillionChapters Indigo


November 10 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 10 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT


November 12 – Mystery Thrillers and Romantic Suspense Reviews – SPOTLIGHT

November 12 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW

November 13 – Maureen's Musings – SPOTLIGHT

November 13 – Books to the Ceiling - SPOTLIGHT

November 14 – Reading, Writing & Stitch-Metic -CHARACTER GUEST POST

November 14 – MJB Reviewers – SPOTLIGHT

November 15 – Christy's Cozy Corners – GUEST POST

November 15 – Baroness' Book Trove – CHARACTER INTERVIEW

November 16 – Diane Reviews Books – GUEST POST

November 16 – Thoughts in Progress – SPOTLIGHT

November 17 – My Reading Journeys – REVIEW

November 17 – Reading Is My SuperPower – SPOTLIGHT

November 18 – I Read What You Write – SPOTLIGHT

November 18 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW

November 19 – Mysteries with Character – GUEST POST

November 19 – Books a Plenty Book Reviews – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW

Best of luck to everyone and Happy Thanksgiving!

Maggie Toussaint

Friday, September 11, 2020

Rebirth of House of Lies and No Second Chance

 Two of my romantic suspense/romantic mystery books formerly published by The Wild Rose Press are now on preorder and will release on September 17, 2020. Please take at look at these newly updated books and covers! These books are exclusively available on Kindle for 90 days.


This was my first published book, and it won the 2007 National Readers' Choice Award. House of Lies is also the only book I ever wrote with secret agents and international spies! Here's the brand new cover (with a nice thank you to help from Polly Iyer), the book blurb, and the buy link:

It’s too late to win her father’s love. Instead, Hannah Montgomery must deal with the remote mountain cottage she inherited. The caretaker of the property, wounded ex-CIA agent Jake Sutherland, promised his dying partner that he’d help Hannah get settled.

But Hannah is very unsettled by the hidden letters from her father, letters which put Jake and Hannah on a collision course. As secrets from her father’s life are revealed, Hannah’s deep-seated quest for the truth challenges Jake’s loyalty and honor.

To make matters worse, the double agent who betrayed Jake and killed her father tracks them down. Caught in a web of deceit, Hannah must make a choice. Will she risk her heart—and her life - to learn the truth about her secretive father?

Buy Kindle version of HOUSE OF LIES


This book came about through my volunteering for a horse rescue charity and it is near and dear to my heart. I hope you will be keenly interested in this Cinderella tale of corporate espionage and redemption. Again, many thanks to my friend Polly Iyer for help with this cover.

Hope Farrier rescues unwanted horses, but she’s saddled with debt. Without help she’ll lose Second Chance Farm, the first home she’s ever known. An endowment brings the promise of future relief and the presence of shrewd business manager, Devlin Temple.

Trouble is, Devlin has his dreamy blue eyes on more than her bottom line.

Playboy Devlin Temple lays a trap for the thief that’s fleecing his company. When his cousin sets his cap for Devlin’s job, Devlin knows he needs Hope’s help to secure the CEO position. In her arms he finds the solace and support he craves, but their blossoming romance prompts the thief to raise the stakes.

Will Devlin and Hope pay the ultimate price for love?

Buy Kindle version of No Second Chance.


PARTY! There will be a launch party to celebrate the release of these two updated books and three updated futuristic romances from Nancy J Cohen on September 22, Tuesday, at 7 pm EDT over at 

Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Release Day for All Done With It

 What a challenge it is to launch a book during a pandemic! We had a technical issue at one vendor but thankfully it is fixed today, and this is the day that counts! Do I believe in miracles? Yes, I do!

(I just used up a year's worth of exclamation points but other than using all caps and bolding everything, I don't know how to share my absolute elation.)

ALL DONE WITH IT is book 7 in the Dreamwalker mystery series. It was a joy to write, and now I get to share it with paranormal mystery readers. I'm hoping you have been waiting for this moment just as I have.

In this final book of the series, Baxley is faced with her biggest challenge ever. With bad guys in real life and on the Other Side, paranormal anomalies, and a full term pregnancy during a heat wave. Mercy! But this unsinkable gal still manages to find a way to help people, to bring closure to families, and to solve the biggest, baddest mystery ever, all of this while the fate of the entire world is at stake.

Here's what advance readers say about this book:

"WOW. I have no other words. This book consumed my reading time, quickly becoming a page-turner as I could not put this book down until all was said and done." --Dru's Book Musings

"All Done With It's ability to build on the prior books, yet remain accessible to newcomers, makes it a highly recommended cozy paranormal mystery pick for both audiences, easily available and compelling."--Donovan Literary Services for Midwest Book Review.

"Several murders set the stage for a supernatural end game in this fast-paced paranormal mystery... All Done With It is an enthralling read that offers a satisfying conclusion to the Dreamwalker series."--Nancy J Cohen, author of the Bad Hair Day Mysteries

"This story is very satisfying and fulfilling" --Pat Dupuy, Goodreads reviewer

"As the story unfolds, Baxley and her extraordinary family must each play a role in closing a tear in the world or risk losing a mortal battle to a sinister foe. All answers are revealed in the satisfying conclusion." --Karla Brandenburg, reviewer

It wouldn't be official if I didn't share the book blurb:

A Jane Doe jogger homicide near the swamp mystifies Dreamwalker Baxley Powell. The petite woman carried no ID, and no one recognizes her. Worse, a shadow passes from the body to a deputy, rendering him unconscious. The deputy and the corpse are dispatched to the hospital and morgue, respectively.

With summer heat and pending childbirth on her mind, Baxley’s dreamwalks into the spirit world fail to yield leads, frustrating Baxley and her deputy husband, Native American Sam Mayes. Days later, Jane Doe’s description matches a missing Mississippi woman. Turns out, her new husband is missing too. Jane’s sketchy brother-in-law and her aunt arrive, full of secrets. At Jane’s campsite, the team encounters a terrifying anomaly, nullifying Baxley’s senses. With such danger present, they must protect their unborn child. No more dreamwalks will occur until Baxley gives birth.

When her friend Bubba Paxton vanishes, Baxley sights him in a mirror, trapped between worlds with other souls.

Meanwhile, the shadow invades other hosts, demanding to see Baxley. Mayes and Baxley ignore the shadow as they rescue Bubba, untangle the Jane Doe case, and handle missing persons reports.

To free the trapped people, Baxley must outwit a powerful foe. Can she stop this super villain before he steals her soul?

In this 7th Dreamwalker Mystery, female sleuth and psychic crime consultant Baxley Powell works a homicide case that leads straight to an evil force in the spirit world. The stakes? Her soul, her unborn child, and humanity’s freedom.

And by now you're dying to check it out for yourself. This book is in trade paperback and ebook, and you can find it here:

EBOOKS:  Kindle  ❙  Nook  ❙  Kobo  

PRINT:  Amazon  ❙  Smashwords

To order from your favorite bookstore: use this ISBN: 978-1603818322

What are you waiting for? Go forth and read!

Maggie Toussaint

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Free Mystery from Maggie Toussaint

Some of you may not know I use the pen name of Rigel Carson for a futuristic mystery series. The first book in this series, G-1, is now available for free. Previously a Kindle Scout winner, this book is now out under my imprint.

At the time I wrote this, 60 years in the future of Earth seemed so far away, and yet, with recent world events, the future I envisioned has many similarities with this book. This is an eco-thriller, where a secret society with a bent on world domination will do anything to get their hands on the Keystone.

Only one man can save the world. Dr. Zeke Landry, a brilliant but reclusive scientist with a very cool entertainment model android, uses strategy and island smarts to stay one step ahead of the bad guys in each Guardian of Earth book.

If you're a fan of my other mysteries, you will find this series to be written in that familiar light vein but with serious subject matter. In any event, I hope you give this one a try. It's free!

Here's a quick description of my book: The Big Bang Theory meets the Q Continuum 

Though plague, locusts, and earthquakes riddle 2065 Earth, brilliant and reclusive hydrologist Zeke Landry focuses on solving the problem of the world’s vanishing water supply with the help of a souped-up A.I. named Forman. When his uncle disappears, Zeke and his dashing sidekick search the country for Uncle John. A routing error lands Zeke’s travel pod far from its destination. Worse, every step he makes puts him in harm’s way and has him questioning his employer’s agenda.

Chaos reigns as food and water shortages destabilize governments. The Chameleons, a secret society poised for world domination, believe Zeke has the keystone, an object of great power. They’ve already murdered in their quest to find the keystone, so if Zeke can’t produce it, his hours are numbered.

A fish out of water, Zeke must face his worst fears to outwit his enemies. He must step into his late father’s shoes to protect his heritage...and more.

What are you waiting for? This is a free book! 

Monday, June 8, 2020

Cover Reveal for All Done With It

The Cover Reveal for All Done With It, Book 7 in the Dreamwalker Mystery Series, will be tomorrow evening. I'll reveal the cover during a Facebook event that author Nancy J Cohen and myself are having Tuesday, June 9, 7-8 pm EDT at

I hope you'll join us!

Maggie Toussaint

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Great Escapes Blog Tour for Seas the Day

Today Seas the Day, my culinary cozy mystery, released in digital, trade paperback, and hardcover. I'm at Dru's Book Musings today with "A Day in the Life of River Holloway," but tomorrow starts the Great Escapes Book Tour! I hope to see you there!

April 22 – Socrates Book Reviews – SPOTLIGHT
April 22 – A Blue Million Books – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 23 – I'm All About Books – SPOTLIGHT
April 23 – Mysteries with Character – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
April 24 – Jane Reads – GUEST POST
April 24 – The Book Decoder – REVIEW
April 25 – Here's How It Happened – SPOTLIGHT
April 25 – Teresa Trent Author Blog – SPOTLIGHT
April 26 – Literary Gold – CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 27 – Christy's Cozy Corners - REVIEW, GUEST POST
April 27 – StoreyBook Reviews – REVIEW
April 28 – Escape With Dollycas Into A Good Book – REVIEW 
April 28 – A Wytch's Book Review Blog – REVIEW, CHARACTER INTERVIEW
April 29 – Dee-Scoveries – SPOTLIGHT
April 29 – The Pulp and Mystery Shelf – SPOTLIGHT
April 30 – Diane Reviews Books - REVIEW, CHARACTER GUEST POST
April 30 – eBook addicts – SPOTLIGHT
May 1 – Ruff Drafts – AUTHOR INTERVIEW
May 1 – View from the Birdhouse - SPOTLIGHT

I hope you'll check out these great sites and I'll see you there!

Stay safe in these perilous times of the pandemic.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Life in the time of Corona

We're safe here, so far, but I swear everything you read or hear makes it sound like the coronavirus (or CoVid-19) is stalking everyone. Who needs that? Life is difficult enough as it is.

My computer is in the shop. That's something no writer likes to hear. I'm on day one with no personal computer and trying not to hyperventilate. So far I haven't passed out, but I've raided the pantry a few times already. Thank you very much, computer gods.

Planning for a book launch when everyone and everything is locked down seems like spitting in the wind. And yet, I'm doing it because that's expected. Luckily, I have a strong online presence so I hope folks will be receptive to many of the online things I've planned. After all, we should SEAS THE DAY, right?

More info about my April 21 release at 
Launch tour posts done, check. Supplemental blog posts done, check. Launch party online, still to be planned. Library mailing, in the works. Local signing, on hold. Conference appearances, on hold.

Book conferences are being cancelled right and left. It's a whole new world out there now, and many conference planners are going with virtual conferences this year. Let's all step up to the Brave New World for authors and readers.

As for personal care, we are washing our hands with soap and water at home and using hand sanitizer for any medical trip or food run. I made a few cloth masks in case we need them, and we've got some gloves. But it's all scary. Will life go back to normal?

More importantly, where did all the world's toilet paper go?

(I hope you enjoy my photography. I love taking photos of natural images.)

Keep Reading!
Maggie Toussaint

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Free audio short story

I'm delighted to announce that there's an audio version of my short story "Sand Dollar Secrets." This story features the characters from my Cleopatra Jones cozy mystery series. It's a weekend getaway for Cleo and Rafe and darn if there aren't secrets and a mystery to boot. CLICK for Free Podcast download.

I love beaches and I admit that the St. Joe's of the story is patterned after St. Simons Island, GA, where I spent my middle school and high school years. Though the SSI of today is bustling and condo-friendly, light years ago it was a family vacation place where rambling clapboard cottages lined the beaches.

It was a different time in so many ways. We kids were allowed to walk the beach for hours on end (and that was my first love!). I thoroughly enjoyed the sound of waves and shorebirds, the scent of salt air, the wind in my long hair, the crunch of sand between my toes, and oh my gosh, what treasures washed in with every tide. It could be a perfect shell or an object from clear across the world. The possibilities were endless! I was truly in heaven.

As you might imagine, I collected seashells for decades and have lamps and boxes and bags filled with my beach treasures. Now I'm writing a new cozy mystery series entirely set on a laid-back island like that, and the first in that series, Seas the Day, is now available for pre-order. CLICK here to pre-order this cozy culinary mystery. I hope you'll check it out. (More vendors shown at my website )

Also, have you checked out the Booklover's Bench contest this month? The winner receives 6 cozy mysteries, each written by a different author. This is a marvelous set for your She-Shed, Woman Cave, or wherever you enjoy reading. It's a mystery 6-pack! And it could be yours. CLICK on over to enter!

Lastly, I'm appearing in an author extravaganza over at the House of Clues Facebook page tomorrow, Feb 14, at 9:30 am EST, talking about my forthcoming Seas the Day, and I hope you'll click over to be part of the excitement. I'm giving away a print ARC of the new book. CLICK HERE for House of Clues Feb 14 Valentine's Giveaway party. Remember, it doesn't start until 9 am EST on Feb. 14.

Happy reading - and happy early Valentine's Day!